Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Cookbook Review: Homemade Summer + Giveaway

I joined a new blogging group and we're planning a review of a cookbook each month. I'm excited for a chance to try different recipes from cookbooks that I may not have found on my own.

The first cookbook we're reviewing is Home Made Summer by Yvette van Boven. This is the third cookbook for van Boven and features recipes for spring and summer. There's step-by-step instructions and beautiful, hand-drawn artwork throughout the book. There are recipes for every meal of the day from breakfast to brunch and desserts, plus drinks!

I had a hard time narrowing down the recipes I wanted to review from the book, there were so many I wanted to make. I decided on two for this review, lemon thins and ultimate puffy pancakes. There's at least two others I want to try, but I ran out of time...I'll get to them eventually!

Lemon Thins: I was a little worried when I started making these, because there is no leavening in them, but they turned out good. I like a little more depth to my cookies, but for the kids, they enjoyed these simple lemon cookies.

The Ultimate "Puffy" Pancakes: I really enjoyed these pancakes and the recipe makes a lot...especially since I make them a little larger than silver-dollar sized. They were puffy, but I was hoping they would be a little thicker. The recipe calls for a warm milk-butter mixture and I think that definitely helped to make these pancakes puffy. 

To top things off, you have a chance to win your own copy of the Home Made Summer cookbook! Enter below!

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